Thiruvananthapuram the official name for Trivandrum is the capital and the largest city in Kerala. Officially the first metro city in Kerala, it was referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India". Trivandrum is a major IT hub with its Technoparks and the Technocity can be a great place for making Corporate Videos and Documentary Films. Trivandrum is famous for its research institutions like Vikram Sarabhai Space Centtre, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Centre for Development Studies, Kerala Technical University, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Regional Cancer Centre and the National Centre for Earth Science Studies that offers locations for Commercial Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking and Fashion Photography.
The many beaches are the perfect venue for Underwater Photography, Television Commercials and Adventure and Travel Photography. Home to animation companies like Toonz India Ltd and Tata Elxsi Ltd. The Kinfra Film and Video Park, Animation Videos and Production facilities are the most advanced here. Trivandrum is home to the legendary Chitranjali Film Studio, one of the first film studios in Malayalam Cinema.The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), is held every year in December. It is Asia’s largest film festival and offers screening for Commercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers, Animation Filmmakers, Fashion Photographers etc
RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR FILM PRODUCTION IN TRIVANDRUM, INDIA
Kovalam Beach: The most famous beach of Kerala, surely a prime attraction Underwater Photography, Commercial Filmmaking and Fashion Photography. The extended coastline, lighthouse, pristine water and far away horizon is the perfect location for Fashion Photographers, Commercial Filmmakers and Documentary Filmmakers. Sunbathing, snorkelling, catamaran rides and cycling on the beach are amongst the popular beach side activities here. The beautiful sunsets again could be beautifully captured by Fashion Photographers, Commercial Filmmakers and Documentary Filmmakers.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Amongst the richest temples in the world, it is situated inside the East Fort and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has the deity in the eternal sleep posture. Amongst the most revered and pious places for the Hindus, Documentary Filmmakers and Commercial Filmmakers have shot this temple in
all its glory. Also known for being one of the 108 abodes of Lord Vishnu the temple is decorated with murals and stone carvings.
Agasthyakoodam: Also called the Agastya Mala. The place gets its name from Hindu sage Agastya, one of the Saptrishis of the Hindu Puranas. This hill-station is with its rare medical herbs has been a great location for Commercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers, Fashion Photographers and Adventure and Travel Photographers. Diverse in its flora and fauna it also is a delight for the bird-watchers and Wildlife Photographers.
Poovar Island: This beautiful village was established as a trading centre and is now a central tourist destination because of its backwaters and island, which together make it an ideal location for Underwater Photographers, Commercial Filmmakers and Documentary Filmmakers.
Napier Museum: Named after a former British Governor (Lord Francis Napier) with rare collections of bronze articles, antique musical instruments and ivory carvings is an excellent place to shoot Documentary Films and Commercial Films. It's architectural design can form an admirable backdrop for Fashion Photography. . The museum's Zoological Gardens can be used for shoots by Commercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers and Wildlife Photographers. The Botanical Garden has all the species of tropical trees and is ideal for Travel and Adventure Photo shoots.
Shanghumukham Beach: The silvery white sand, a never ending coastline and tranquil waters make it the perfect location forCommercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers and Underwater Photographers. The Jalakanyaka– mermaid sculpture is an added attraction forFashion Photographers and Adventure and Travel Photographers.
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